Friday, January 04, 2008

January's Write-Away Contest

The Double Musky CookbookHello to 2008, it's hard to believe I've been running this monthly contest for a year now. It's been fun and I'm looking forward to another great year and more well-written entries from around the blogging world. This month's theme (suggested by our guest judge) is "The Great Escape" and could be anything that tackles the topic of escaping. Vacations? Near-death experiences? Graduation? However you'd like to interpret this is fine by me.

If you'd like to participate here are the rules:

1. Write a post or find one in your archives on the topic, "The Great Escape" and email your post's permalink to me at: scribbit at gmail.com any time through Sunday January 20th. If you fail to meet the January 20th deadline I will still happily publish the link to your post and include it in the list of entries but it will not be judged. I reserve the right to reject submissions if they fail to meet the topic or if they contain objectionable content.

2. Publish a link to the contest page here at Scribbit in either your entry post or in a separate post.

3. Check back here on Tuesday January 22nd when I will post a complete list of the entries along with the Write-Away Winner and any honorable mentions our judge sees fit to award.

Our guest judge this month is Robin from Around the Island, a wonderful mother, writer and blogger living in Tel Aviv with her husband, son and daughter.

This month's prize is a copy of The Double Musky Cookbook, the official cookbook for Alaska's famous Double Musky restaurant where I've enjoyed many a calorie. It's a terrific place to eat and the drive down to Girdwood is one of the prettiest in the world--how can you beat a combination like that? The book has 250 of their famous recipes in that amazing mountain-Cajun style with an Alaskan seafood flair and you'll love it, I've posted one of the recipes for Double Musky Cake and let me tell you it's fabulous.

But besides this the winner and all runners-up or honorable mentions (I leave that up to the judge to award them) will also get to take home this attractive Write-Away Winner button which he or she may display in their sidebar if they wish.

Write-Away Contest WinnerGood luck, I look forward to reading your entries.

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25 comments:

Robin said...

I'm really looking forward to my stint as a judge, the quality of the entries each month has been excellent.

(Of course my first reaction was hey, a what a cool cookbook, I want to win that! But then I quickly remembered that the judge isn't allowed to take the gift home with her LOL.)

Jenn in Holland said...

Oooh! I like this one a lot. I've kind of been out of the contest loop but I just may have to jump back in with this one!

I have a little something for you today at my place...

MommyTime said...

Oh, this looks like a great one...I'm going to start thinking about it right now. Thinking about the post or drooling over the cookbook? Both. :-)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I know this will be a good one!

Steph

sarah said...

I am new to the blogging scene and have a e-mailed an entry. Hope you like it, whether it wins or not! It was indeed a great escape!

Daisy said...

Hmmm...this has possibilities. I escaped a tough job situation last year, but that's not a bloggable topic, really. I'll think this one over.

pussreboots said...

I'm really excited by this one too. Good luck everyone! :D

angie said...

So excited that Robin is the guest judge this month. I'm going to have to put my thinking cap on.....

angie said...

Here's my submission:
http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/2008/01/great-escape.html

redron said...

I escaped all of snow this past winter. I went to warm California.

mandy said...

just wandered over, and this looks like fun.

i somehow miraculously managed to escape the snare of being "29" today:

http://mandythompson.wordpress.com/2008/01/05/so-i-took-tams-fashion-advice/

Our Winning Circle said...

I am a mom of four, too (from Maine). I posted your contest on my own contest & frugal living site. :) nice to meet you!

Shari

mandy said...

linked.
;)

Kate said...

Here's mine.

http://www.babylune.com/labor-and-birth-from-a-to-z/

Melissa Markham said...

What fun:) Here's my entry:)

http://www.melissaomarkham.com/2008/01/the_great_escape.html

Summer said...

Here's my entry:

http://summersnook.com/2008/01/10/the-piano/

Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

I don't know what's been wrong with me for the last few months. I might be able to come up with something, if I can just stop thinking about Steve McQueen. Nice theme ;)

Lori said...

I really enjoy writing and I thank you for hosting these contests. They are inspiring me to blog more than just the latest cute thing my kid did.
Here's my entry.
http://babybittenbender.blogspot.com/2008/01/great-escape.html

toyota said...

Good. Would like to win this one. It would be great.

stomper666 said...

I'd love to resd the book

Sherry said...

I just emailed my link to you! :)

Miranda said...

please enter me thanks

Timster said...

I want to win that!

Mansi Desai said...

My first time ehre, and though I missed this one, I'll surely catch up on the next theme!:)

Just wanted to say that you have a great blog Michelle! wish you the best in 2008!!

DAVID said...

Sweet looking contest =). How do you come up with these ideas? ^^